While the Epic Games Store has been around since December 2018, it looks like the service will get even bigger here in 2019.
"We entrust Epic to deliver a smooth journey for our fans, from pre-ordering the game and enjoying our Beta to the launch..." Ubisoft's second foray into the post-apocalypse is now available for pre-order from Epic's new store-front, which was announced late past year and offers an 88/12% revenue share with developers.
The jump is the result of a newly forged partnership between Ubisoft and Epic Games that will see a handful of future Ubisoft games announced for the platform this year.
The Division 2 is available to pre-order now on the Epic Games Store ahead of a March 15th release.
While Ubisoft didn't go into further detail on its reasoning for eschewing Steam in this case, Epic's more generous revenue-sharing scheme likely played an outsized role.
Ubisoft's is interested to get as many players as possible, and that means that the game needs to be extremely well optimized, and they promised the "PC version of the game includes a host of features, including uncapped frame rate, uncapped display resolution, full UI and HUD customisation, multiscreen and widescreen support, variable refresh rate support, and HDR support". The two companies also say that they "will work to integrate key components" of both Uplay and Epic's own online services.
The Division 2's Steam page is still active although you can not pre-order the game through it. It also offers developers a generous 88% cut of revenues.
The Division 2 will be the first Ubisoft title to launch exclusively on Epic's platform. 'Epic continues to disrupt the video game industry, and their third party digital distribution model is the latest example, and something Ubisoft wants to support'.